Agri-Business Center director hired

When the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center Board went in search of a new director, they wanted to find someone with new ideas and the motivation to carry those plans out. They needed look no further than Chase Moore. Moore graduated from Oneonta High School in 2004, Jacksonville State University in 2010, and in the past few years has gained […]

Municipal option lingers in limbo


Parties to the lawsuit over the supposed right of municipalities in the county with 1000 or more population hold a referendum on sale of alcoholic beverages presented their cases in Blount County Circuit Court before Judge Steven King last Friday morning. At the conclusion of the two-hour hearing, King granted all parties one week to submit briefs on additional questions, […]

Bid awards, appointments, budget amendments occupy commission

The commission Monday awarded bids for 16 different categories of materials, supplies, and services for the coming fiscal year, as it does each year at this time. On page A2 are the categories let for bid and the winning bidder for each category. For some road construction materials, primary and secondary sources are awarded for each district. Primary sources only […]

Birmingham’s LifeSaver closes

With the recent closing of LifeSaver 1 in Birmingham, one-third of Blount County’s emergency air transportation is gone. Prior to the change, LifeSaver 1 was the first to be called for emergencies in the southern part of Blount County for 30 years. LifeSaver Gadsden remains the first call for those in eastern Blount County and Air Evac Vinemont for those […]


Lots of activities coming this fall

We hope everyone has enjoyed a great summer of 2013 and as we move into the fall Season, we want to provide you with a list of activities your chamber is involved in through the end of the year…so mark your calendars (or just cut this article out and tape it to your refrigerator!). Sept. 11 Chamber Luncheon Twin OaksSept. […]

Materials, supplies, and services for 2014 fiscal year

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat • September 14, 1988

Republican Headquarters Opens Everything was upbeat Saturday when state Senator Bill Cabaniss cut the ribbon to officially open Blount County’s Bush-Quayle headquarters. “The best state for the people of the state is a two-party state,” the senator from Jefferson County said, thanking local candidates there for running as Republicans and thus moving Alabama further toward a strong twoparty system. Cabaniss […]

Lady Redskins off to hot start

Bodine returns home


Chamber luncheon to feature St. Vincent’s Blount’s Evan Ray